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. >> that report. so what impact will the election results have on talks over the fiscal cliff? >> well certainly after you have tuesday's election president obama comes in with the upper hand he won a nationwide victory and republicans suffered a loss. the pressure now is on republicans to come to the table and say how much ground are we willing to give here? and do we think that back in 2004 when president bush won his reelection he had a smaller electoral college victory and he considered that a mandate. the president here might be able to say that but dows the president compromising on some of the things that he has said he is going to stick with the tax cuts and repealing the bush tax cuts? what do you see the president's role to be? >> the president's role here is sticking by the campaign trail thopets have tax cuts making less than $250,000 and you have john boehner saying somewhat saying we don't want to have any tax increases at all. so the pressure is on republicans to budge somewhat and you're going to see the question over the next
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, supporting denny. >> denny, the late denny hanson. he was elected city council president. >> speaks of how highly he was respected. and the people liked his leadership. and liked what he did for the city. >> there will be a special election today in the next city council president. >> you think? >> our democracy. indeed. >> all right. >> congratulations, denny. >> we note the passing of a true college football legend. daryl royal, the man who put the university of texas, the longhorns on the map. >> he was known for his style and his devastating wishbone offense. it helped the long horns win 11 conference titles, ten cotton bowls, and royal's teams won or shared three national titles. >> friday night lights. he said once he got to texas he never would work for any other school. he died from complications from cardy vascular disease and was 88 years old. legend in football. coming up -- what was up with wall street yesterday or should say what was down? >> stocks started falling hours after the president's acceptance speech. we'll take a look at that and more, when "world news now" continue
>>> this morning, bracing for a showdown. >> the president breaks his post-election silence today to weigh in on that looming fiscal cliff. the house speaker, already drawing a line in the sand to our diane sawyer. it is a major issue facing washington. even the government says, without a deal, the results will be recession. >>> it's the candid moments so many folks are talking about today. a very emotional president obama, just hours after his big win. >>> and cancer scare for an abc star. brooke burke speaking about the health crisis and the surgery she now faces. >>> and damaged on delivery. a train survivors a transocean trip, only to be wrecked at the dock. >>> good morning, everybody. we begin with the impending budget faceoff that has the country teetering on the edge of a fiscal cliff. >> president obama will speak from the white house today about his game plan to grow the economy as well as cut the deficit. and republicans say they are ready to make it happen. abc's tahman bradley is in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, paula and ro
have a special half-hour withh our roundtable todayo take the post-election pl. joining us,s, >> lilive, anand in hd, this is abc 7 "n"news at noo" on your s side. " regular "washington business report" regular peter morici, economist atat the university ofof mararyland, marion blakey of the american -- induries is a trespass industries association -- aerospacee industries association. everybody thought there woululd be some clarity aft this s was all over. we will get to theiscal cliff later. let's see go with clarity. do you see any a after tuesday night? >> the fog of uncertainty iss yet to left. it was the status qu election, and not everyone is pivotiting to the problems of the debt and deficit. this certaly did not s spend enoughgh time e on it during the election. >> peter, the voters have spoken to what did th say? >>>> not a line. president obama clearly has a mandate for his policies. >> do you see it as a mandate? >> i'd like to finish. but the deficit cutters and spending cutters held on. you have two competing mandates. will they got their rhetoric or will they sit dodown a
on wall street. if if toward thought they would get a bounce after the election, they thought wrong. president obama's second term victory was greeted with stocks worst day of the year. the dow fell 300 points on wednesday and triple-digits on thursday and and the markets were mixed on friday. bond rating agency moody's reiterated the possibility of a downgrade if america goes over the fiscal cliff but sasaid it would wa wait after budget negotiations. a downgrade will make it more expensive for the united states to borrow money. >>> superstorm sandy would provide an economic boost to the auto industry. 250,000 new and used cars may haveve been n ruined by sandy. a lossss that could eventually lead to a spike in auto sales. overall consumer borrowing expanded in september but at a slower pace than the previous month. a sign buyers may be pulling back on credit card purchases. this is an important point cause consumer and consumer spending make up two-thirds of the u.s. economy. >>> what will a second term for president obama mean to the economy? will we see compromise or fall over t
re-election is more than willing this team to perhaps let the country go off the fiscal cliff much more than he was last time around. so a real potential that everyone's taxes go up january 1. this is, they're not bluffing as much this time around. really could happen. >> overseas now where israeli aircraft, tanks and knave gun boats are pounding the gaza strip for a second day. >> this follows the military strike yesterday that killed a top hamas leader. the report from tel aviv on the newest wave of violence in the region. >> reporter: the car below is carrying hamas' top military commander. he has no idea he is in the cross hairs. then what israel called a surgical strike. in the blink of an eye, israel had killed one of its most wanted. jabari who for a decade led hamas' attacks against israel. the assassination the beginning of a barrage of air strikes on gaza that also targeted hamas' rockets. at least ten people were killed and dozens more wounded. we're at the beginning of the event said the israeli defense minister not at the end. israel's military warned hamas operatives
>>> this is "world news." tonight, drawing the line. the re-elected president weighs in on your taxes, the petraeus scandal and issues a blazing challenge to those criticizing his u.n. ambassador on benghazi. >> you want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >>> romney's revelation. what he said today about blacks, hispanics and why he thinks obama really won. >>> made in america. what a big corporate giant like sears take your idea and have it made in china? that small town inventor says yes and tries to take them on. >>> and, fake out. what is he doing? was he really pushed? how about him? if you see cheating, the crackdown tonight. >>> good evening. we begin with the president. eight days after his re-election energized and diving straight into the headlines. at his first press conference today, he talked about the scandal that took down the head of the cia, the looming fiscal crisis that could raise taxes for everyone on january 1st and then, he came out swinging in defense of one member of his team and abc's jonathan karl was right there in that room asking questio
there is. >> we need to put politics aside. the election is over. >> reporter: it's the same tone we heard from major players. >> i'm open pro compho comproe myself. >> reporter: speaker boehner said they would have to avoid nasty fights and according to "the new york times," they seemed to listen. but it could push the country offer the fiscal cliff, the 1st of january. that's when the number of tax cuts expired dubbed taxmageddon. and severe cuts that defense spending would be triggered. the sticking point on avoiding that cliff -- taxes. the president campaigned on and won on letting tax cuts for the rich expire. a leading republican said no. >> no republican is going to vote for higher tax rates. we will generate revenue from eliminating deductions from loopholes. >> reporter: if that sounds like the argument we heard before, you're right. that rates for the rich rise. are we headed for that cliff? >> so if the republicans will not agree wi that, we will reach a point at the end of this year where all the tax cuts expire and we'll start over next year. >> on friday, congressional leade
. >> an amazing 50% of registered latino voters voted in tuesday's election. two-thirds of them voting for the president. that is why so many gathered here at the white house to remind the administration of its promises. quex>> the >>chant means obama, make good on your promise. the message is clear for the president. >> this is an opportunity to solve the immigration once and for all. >> veronica is living here and worked tirelessly for the passage of the maryland dream which allows access to college financial aid. she is at the white house with her grandmother and sister >> my sister was born here and is that difference that we want to stay together. >> president obama received 17% of the vote. that was the difference in a tight presidential race. >> they will not let the obama administration for gatt. quex>> they deserve an opportunity to contribute to this country. >> in his victory speech, the president did say that fixing the country's immigration policy is one of his top priorities. those who gathered here say they're waiting for action. >> the last town ending the alcohol droug
are happening in the city they can take advantage of it. >> that will run from 4:00 until 2:00 a.m. on election day. the ge real way it success does not plan to offer service since it falls on the martin luther king jr. holiday. >> many of you might have stayed up late tuesday night to learn the results of the election. >> a lot of people hurting yesterday. >> who is the president? obama. >> obama. >> he is from fort washington. we are told this little vested up with his family until 1:00 in the morning to see if president obama would be elected. he finally settle down before the president took the stage in chicago. 4:42 right now, 40 degrees outside. >> it is the place you least expect france to take place. a local teenager says she was >> 4:47 and now. people trying to recover from super storm sandy. the northeast devastated by last week's storm. it knocked out power for those who have just had their power restored. the man who tried to kill her is sentenced. loughner pleaded guilty to 19 charges. jury selection expected to begin today in the trial of alexis simpson, charged with killing her
intelligence? >>> with washington still divided after tuesday's election, can the president and congress find common ground on the fiscal cliff, immigration and other big issues? we'll ask our headliners, the vice chair of the senate intelligence committee, republican saxby chambliss and the senator responsible to adding to the democrat majority, senator patty murray. >>> and our powerhouse round table, with representatives donna edwards and aaron schock, paul gigot, katrina vanden heuvel and greta van susteren. >>> hello, again. what a week in politics. with his victory in florida yesterday, president obama now has a sweep of the battlegrounds. 332 electoral votes. losing only indiana and north carolina from his 2008 total. the popular votes are still coming in. the president will come up about 8 million short of his 2008 tally. but, he's holding about 3 million advantage over mitt romney. we'll discuss how obama did and what's next for the gop and the governing challenges ahead? >>> but first, that friday afternoon bombshell. david petraeus resigns at the cia after the fbi uncovers his extr
campaigns and with the election, think again. >> we have to get together and make it happen. >> fixthedebt.org is a collection of people lobbying for deal. -- a deal. helping to prevent a recession. today, the cda said they could push unemployment back up. the so-called gang of eight senators have started working on this. they do not reconvene until tuesday. they hope for a long term solution until congress takes over. >> the election is still not over in florida. votes have been counted inde county but in three other counties, the boats are still being tallied. the presidential race is too close to call their. there are concerns that an automatic recount could be triggered. florida oppose the electoral vote will not affect the reelection of the president. >> as for president obama's first overseas trip will include the first lady. they plan to travel to thailand and myanmar, and cambodia. it will be the first visit to burma by an american president. he will talk about job creation and human-rights among other topics during his trip. >> also a developing story in the district. police are
. leadershipwin elections after thanksgiving to keep her spot but house aboutats say that is just guaranteed. >> we're following a developing story where police are looking o shot a wal-mart manager earlier this morning. police say around 4:15 a.m., the man walked into the walmart and the manager. from they say when the 28-year-old manager followed the suspect to g lot, he was shot. it was taken to hospital and suspect's gethe away car on fire a few blocks away. reviewingor footage. crash in frederick county monday was due to a brakes.faulty state police say the tractor- router had overturned on had only four working of 10.t other six were either or were not working at all. killed two people and injured three others. driver of the rate is a man and is charged with criminally negligent homicide. >> the expansion of maryland's as a means more jobs. a lot of them. the hiring process has begun at the state does the largest casino in anne arundel county. when should point out maryland officials, lawmakers idea offloating the expanding gambling in the a maryland live voters -- initiallyly against
the election may be over, but the clock is sticking on an issue affecting every american family. and standing at the urgent crossroads, the president and the speaker of the house, republican john boehner. there is a freight train bearing down on this country, called the fiscal cliff. it made the stock market so nervous today, for the second day in a row, it dropped. and business leaders have begun to come forward to warn the government there will be serious economic consequences if there's no deal. at issue, the fiscal cliff, a doomsday law that hikes taxes and inleashes a wrecking ball of cuts on january 1st. so, i started by asking speaker boehner that if this time, he and the now re-elected president are going to make a deal. the first word you said to yourself, when you knew that the president was going to win again? >> the hand i was dealt. i'll play it. and i went to bed. >> reporter: right away? >> 11:15. i saw the handwriting on the wall for a couple of hours. and at 11:15, race was, in my view, finished. i went to sleep. and slept like a baby. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff is looming
, washington. 6:tennessee time. one of the biggest winners of this election was not on the ballot. >> nate silver talking about how things of that sort on amazon. he successfully called off 50 states correctly in tuesday's election -- >> let us get a look at our forecast today. >> cloudy and cool conditions. things will get better. in sunshine will make a return as well. we are waking up to about 42 degrees at reagan national. 39 at dulles. 41 and 32 in frederick. freezing this hour. there's a nor'easter storm still impacting most of new england. you can see the overcast conditions. if you are flying today, there could be delays. that may be an issue in boston because of wind and rain showers. we might even have some here in washington d.c. because of the clouds and wind this afternoon. but no dealers reported right now other than cancellations earlier. we will see quiet conditions across the country but stormy into the mountains to the west. looking for partly sunny skies. partly cloudy at noon. and mostly sunny and 5:00 p.m. and 52 degrees. about 65 and the 7 day forecast. we will tell y
this afternoon, the first since his re-election. abc news will provide live coverage beginning at 1:30 this afternoon eastern time. >>> and it is not over. another top general is in trouble for less than ethical conduct. william kip ward has been demoted after allegedly spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expen expenses. he is being forced to retire as a three-star general and pay back more than $80,000. >> not a banner week for our military. >>> we're following a developing story overseas. a deadly explosion at a nato base in southern afghanistan. one soldier was killed in that blast tuesday. the cause of the explosion is still unknown. but military officials say there's no indications of an enemy attack. the nationality of the soldier has not been released. >>> house democratic leader, nancy pelosi, is promising an announcement this morning involving her political future. pelosi says she will reveal whether or not she will continue as minority leader, after the democrats failed to win enough seats last week to take back control of the house. >>> a
, jay korff abc 7 news. >> a young man in our region stays out past his bedtime for the big election. >> they want the show to actually represent real people. >> first an exclusive look behind the scenes. >> many of you are following the sex, lies, and music of the new abc drama "nashville." >> it is about a young, up-and- coming star trying to establish herself as a musician. autria godfrey shows how a real life hotspot made it into the show. >> hollywood meets music city. >> a huge fan of country music. >> mixing business with pleasure as she converges with country's biggest stars. >> just the fact the people of nashville and our fans are accepting of the show and are encouraging means everything to us. that is what we wanted. >> she plays a hot new star julia barnes, taking the country seen by storm giving an old school legend a run for her money. it is a story line some know all too well. >> that part is really fun. >> her career was nurtured at the iconic bluebird cafe. >> i got my record deal in this room. i have had many moments here. i had my first date with my husband in thi
after the election. >> the timing i think from our point of view was poor. it should have been done sooner. >> the white house says the president first learned the day after the election. >> petraeus had been scheduled committees on thursday about the attacks in libya. now those same committees are going to meet on wednesday to talk about his affair. >> tom we should note that we're learning more details about jill kelly in addition to saying that she and her husband are friends with the prer trace family in a statement earlier kelly asked for privacy. kelly served as an unpaid social liaison for mcdill air force base in tampa. >> it is veterans day and this morning president obama paid tribute at arlington national cemetery. the president laid the wreath. after the ceremony the president praised the sacrifices of american servicemen and women an their families. president obama said more needs to be done to honor their service not just on this day but every day. >> thousands gathered at the vietnam veterans memorial to honor those who sac
directly since the election but he summed it up well when he opened his remarks by saying it's time to get to work and there's plenty of work to do. >> on the edge of what's could accommodate another recession capitol hill is feeling disdain over the election and dangerous finances. >> this is a cry out for help. >> focus on your jobs not ours. >> to avoid that crisis which could boost unemployment, the president says he is open to compromise and draws a line in the sand for tax cuts for the wealthy. >> all we need is action from the house. i've got a pen. i'm ready to sign the bill right away. >> raising tax rates will not create jobs that everyone says they want. >> small-business owners to file as individuals will also be hurt killing jobs. they recommend rew as one way to increase revenue. leaders of both sides will have a chance to hash it out in person next week up the white house. both claim they will play nice. >> we need to avoid the fiscal cliff together. >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> the white house says the president will veto any measure that comes to hi
. was notident himself told until the day after the election. >> it seems it had been going on months and now they e saying the fbi did not thatze until election day was involved.us it just does not add up. >> are you going to investigate fbi did not notify you before? absolutely. could have an effect on national security. we should have been told. >> national security was never compromised. to testify onet thursday. the deputy director will now be testifying instead. theff peak fares all day on metro. delays carrying over on the line between east falls church and clarendon. add 45 minutes to the travel time. hard to ask for a better november weekends. first off, let's just enjoy today. shall we? one is sunshine all day long. some of the clouds movelready starting to into the area. by the time we drive home, mostly cloudy. 67 at reagan national. 66 in dallas. 64 in culpeper. -- 66 in dulles. clouds will be thickening. delays this evening because clouds and rain. keep that in mind. arrival delays at laguardia to equipment issues. at 6:00, 64 and mostly cloudy. more details on the big drop in y
the election is over. at the -- abigail evans. >> she was crying because she was tired of seeing the ads. it was only appropriate remedy followed up and told her who won the election. >> who is going to be president? bronco -- >>obama. >> a few more mentions of the fiscal cliff could have her crying again in no time. >> turning to entertainment news, trouble for the 19-year old daughter afterof bon jovi. >> she was hospitalized and charged with drug possession. the band is scheduled to perform a benefit performance next month. the material girl jumping on the bandwagon for going gangum style. in addition to performing his head, they also performed "music." >> it is still catchy. i think it is impossible not to jump on the bandwagon. that is quite the endorsement. >> 4:57 and 39 degrees.
, the big campaign, the tough election defeat. one week ago millions of americans saw his name on the ballot running for vice president of the united states. tonight, abc's jonathan karl sits down with him to ask why did they lose? how did it go wrong on election night? >> reporter: how much of a shock was it? >> well, you know, we thought we had a very good chance of winning. you know, the polling and the data and all the people who are the smart people who watch this stuff, they had a pretty optimistic view on the night. and so going into boston that day, we felt like we had a pretty darn good chance of winning. so, as you can imagine, it was a bit of a shock when we didn't win. >> reporter: you were the running mate. was that the campaign paul ryan would have run? >> oh, gosh. you know, i think -- when you join a ticket three months out, you join somebody's campaign. i was really impressed with the way mitt and ann brought us into the fold. so i was very encouraged by that. i really enjoyed it. and i wanted to run a big campaign on ideas. we did that. we ran on ideas. >> reporter: "saturd
with paul ryan, who won re-election in wisconsin as a representative, while losing the race for vice president. but this new congress will have a new feel. wins by senator-elect elizabeth warren of massachusetts and tammy baldwin, the first openly-gay senator from wisconsin, are helping women reach new numbers in influence. >> women have been the bastian of bipartisanship in the senate. we'll see if that's true with the new crop of women, who are a little more from the extremes of their parties than the women they're replacing. >> reporter: and the speaker of the house, kicking off barack obama's second term, by saying he wants to do everything he can to help the president succeed. not as a liberal and not as a conservativ conservative. but rather, as a leader that can bring everyone together. mark greenblatt, capitol hill. >>> more than 24 hours have passed since the concession and victory speeches. but once again, the counting not over in florida. even though it no longer matters, florida's 29 electoral votes remain unclaimed. several counties are tallying absentee ballots. and som
deal he will spend the rest of his life in prison. >> not to a look at the presidential election and some tv ratings. 67 million viewers watched election returns on broadcast and cable networks. less than the 71.5 million viewers during the 2008 election. networks did not call the race for president until after 11:00. analysts say limiting -- it is like measuring viewership for a football game decided in the fourth quarter. the first job will be to avoid the fiscal cliff at the beginning of next year. both sides hoping to reach a deal to prevent spending cuts that could plunge the economy back into recession potentially losing thousands of jobs. >>grace, who was a candidate and a ward 6 he saw one for signs near a polling place. he picked it up and try to give it to her ticket to the polling area. he said that is when she knocked him to the ground. she was a arrested on assault charges. we are looking at 40 degrees on this thursday. >> del ahead, the latest on a powerful earthquake that left dozens how you doing? alright, alright. now this is a party. what is that? go, go, go.
. consider top intelligence officials were not told until election day. the president was told the dale after. >> the president should have been told about it at the earliest date. >> reporter: >> the official complaint was harassment. it could have gone to e-mail hacking. but there was no substantive information that this had anything to do with national security. >> reporter: administration officials say this timing had nothing to do with politics, but congress is vowing to investigate. david? >> pierre thomas, thank you. >>> and the other major headline from washington, the so-called fiscal cliff, now quickly approaching. and only this sunday, new signals republicans might be willing to work with the president to a point. here's abc's david kerley tonight. >> reporter: across the dial today, the parties sounded like >> ihink there's a basis for the deal. >> i absolutely believe there is. >> reporter: it's the same tone we heard from the major players. >> i'm open to compromise. >> just time to get the job done. >> reporter: speaker boehner told his republican members they would have to avo
rod comments yet again about how president obama really won the election. >>> and you snooze, you lose. new reasons why hitting that snooze button spells trouble. for months, i had this deep pain all over my body. it just wouldn't go away. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. and for some people, it can work in as early as the first week of treatment. so now i can plan my days and accomplish more. lyrica is not for everyone. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior, or any swelling or affected breathing or skin, or changes in eyesight, including blurry vision or muscle pain with fever or tired feeling. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain, and swelling of hands, legs and feet. don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica. don'
days after the election. saying any tax increase would be unacceptable. the standoff, now, already set, as the president gets surprisingly emotional. >> i'm really proud of all of you. >> in this brand-new footage, released overnight. >>> armed and dangerous. the massive manhuntor the bank robber called the ak-47 bandit. now, caught on tape, holding up banks across the west with an automatic rifle. police racing to track him down before he strikes again. >>> and the surprising revelation from the woman we all know from the dance floor. brooke burke charvet's surprising diagnose. the mother of four's new health battle. >>> always nice to see that we are well-protected here in times square. good morning, everyone. robin is on the mend. elizabeth vargas is back. and, boy, so much anger building up here in the northeast. tens of thousands, now, day 11 without power. the utility companies are under fire for that. and gas is still so hard to find for so many who need it. >> 77% of fuel stations, gas stations, in new york city, are closed. have run dry. it's being called an unprecedented gas
, but the more dramatic story is who got him there. it was a history-making election, where blacks, hispanics and single women made themselves heard like never before. >>> another storm. tonight, powerful winds, snow and rain are barrelling down on the already punch drunk east coast, forcing mandatory evacuations on the heels of superstorm sandy's devastation. we are on the ground in the hardest hit communities. >>> and, biting apple. lukewarm sales for the new ipad mini. stock prices crumbling to a five-month low. are competitors finally getting the best of the house that jobs built? >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 7th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. well, as the happy obama family flew back to washington today, a few conservative pundits observed that if only america had the same demographics as it did under ronald reagan, mitt romney would have won. yes. and if jonie loves chachi was still in primetime, people wouldn't laugh at my parachute pants. the country is chan
started screaming. >> president obama now getting back to business after his re- election. he announced plans for a ground- breaking visit and about two weeks. this would be the first by an american president to the area. meanwhile in the west, groups calling on a president obama to work on immigration reform. several organizations plan to rally in the white house this afternoon. what the whitepresident to work on immigration reform. >> now people are looking forward to the inauguration. four years ago people gathered around the nation's capital. now people are busy constructing the state of the platform where he will once again be sworn in as president. >> i already have friends of called a dibs on a bed in my house. >> hotels already are looking up, too. most with a minimum of four- night stay during a busy stretch. d.c. tourism capitalizing on this as well. >> and not wasting any time starting the planning. coming up you are on 87 news at noon in july and early taste of thanksgiving. we will tell you where you can sample pie today. >> and dozens of wounded warriors getting ready to h
says they want. >> reporter: and that's the problem. the president declared the election proof that americans agree with his approach, including the rich paying more, even though the congressional budget office says letting taxes increase for the rich, could cost 200,000 jobs. >> it would be a negative. but it would be digestible. and i think at the end of the day, necessary to address our long-term fiscal policy. >>> the opening negotiating position from the republicans seems to be, don't increase tax rates. but get rid of some deductions to bring in more tax money. that may not be enough to keep us from going over that fiscal cliff. but that fall may be enough to force political leaders to finally do something. >> if we do nail this down, reasonably so, i think the economy's off and running. so, we're just one piece of legislation away from a much stronger economy. >> reporter: but getting that one piece of legislation may prove very difficult. the president said the voters picked his path. and the house speaker, rightly points out that americans did return the republican hou
tags. they will cost $100 apiece. says virginia, do not worry. >> mitt romney lost the election and now he losing facebook france. -- friends. on friday, he was losing 593 every hour. he still has a strong following, more than 12 million facebook and 2 million on twitter. >> an historic fishing. by hurricanevaged sandy will be rebuilt. says the pier has tremendous importance to the town and to visitors. was badly damaged during the .torm the pilings that survived have since been removed. glad to see their rebuilding it. >> they always do. >> what about us? >> it was nasty this morning. temperatures fell all day. started with a look at conditions. the naval academy in annapolis. the clouds and rain are chasing off to the east. all across the region, it turned beautiful afternoon. 43 in herndon right now. degrees,strict, 43 half an inch of rain. with the rain and cold temperatures, it fell all day. 59 is still our average high. 39 right now in gaithersburg. 36 in hagerstown, 35 in , 46 in the nation's capital. a chill in the air. cold there is spilling over. to the north for the next seve
obama was re-elected. they were told by the director of national intelligence, james clapper. on thursday, president obama was informed about this situation. the entire situation, the fbi investigation, as well as the affair. general petraeus called the national security adviser, said he wanted to talk to the president. at that meeting yesterday, he offered to resign. president obama thought about it and today called petraeus and accepted that resignation. the new acting director of the cia will be the number two, the deputy director, with whom president obama has worked closely during the osama bin laden raid, planning, for instance, and he has the inside track. but this does come at an awkward time for the cia. they are going to be called to congress next week to talk about what went wrong at benghazi and, of course, the cia is under constant pressure because of the threat of terrorist attack, diane. >> thank you, jake. and jake will be back in a moment on other news. first, we turn to abc's david muir who brings us the personal story of the general and his wife. >> reporte
into some trouble getting republicans to agree on a compromise. >> in his first post-election comments, president obama is expected to talk about the issue at hand -- the economy. he said he is looking for a bipartisan solution to the fiscal challenges. >> i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. reducing the deficit, reforming the tax code. >> there is still seven weeks before mandatory tax increases and spending cuts could go into effect, fears over the fiscal clifford growing. both sides are hoping to avoid another recession. at this point it does not seem they are on the same page. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable. it could not even pass the house. >> democrats think the president has a mandate to raise taxes on families making over $250,000 a year. >> there was a message sent to us by the american people based on the campaign. people making all of this money have to contribute a little bit more. >> a new report from the congressional budget office predicts of congress does act the economy c
the day after the election. what's behind the huge plunge? and what it means for your bank account. >>> high-speed heist. a jaw-dropping robbery in the middle of the day. thieves on motorcycles, ripping off hundreds of thousands in jewelry. and it's all caught on tape. >>> and girl power. the 9-year-old tearing up the gridiron, leaving the boys in her dust. we'll hear from the boys she's beating. and we'll talk to her, live. >>> good morning, everyone. boy, sam is about the prettiest running back i've ever seen. >> she is. i can say that, as a former cheerleader. >> hello to robin, recovering. as you see, elizabeth vargas is here. president obama back at the white house right now. his first big challenge, negotiate a new budget deal with congress. the speaker of the house says he's open -- suggests he's open to a compromise on taxes. and you have to pay attention to this. these negotiations are going to affect everyone's taxes before next year. we're going to get into that just ahead. >> huge news on taxes. >>> we also have huge medical news this morning. a headline. new evidence t
first news conference since being re-elected. you can imagine this will be high on the press corps' agenda for sure. >>> two guys safely back with their families after a few harrowing and rather cold days on one of the continent's highest mountains. hear from them in just a second. >> then from california it was a pretty rude awakening for some residents thanks to tens of thousand of gallons of waltter. lots of dirt. when you put the two together you are pretty much getting more mud than anyone should have to deal with. >> look at that. talk about pressure -- the golfer who was basically trying to save his career. and itch that wasn't bad enough, wait until we tell you what else he was dealing with during one nearly unbelievable round. talk about a long walk, very much a spoiled here. but a good lesson for millions of americans who have maybe the same condition that guy does. yeah. >>> first, new details in the still unfolding sex scandal surrounding david petraeus. >> finding out much more about the two women whose e-mails touched off all this week's drama. here's abc's karen trav
have known, such as the president or intelligence committees? told until after election day. >> it's mysterious. have insight into it. onof this is their effect a think wecurity, need to move on. >> move on by investigating the attacks in libya. petraeus was to testify number thursday. members, suspicious of the l have, say they wil questions for the former director and they will do so behind closed doors. one justice officials as there a longstanding justice y not assureolic a criminal from investigation 21 outside the , including the white house and congress, unless national security is involved. the had, determined there was no security breach. the only possible criminal allegedly deemed threatening emails. >> thank you, scott thuman. the biggest priority for back in session will be the fiscal cliff. they must find a way to avoid spending cuts kick in january 1st. both sides have different ideas. leaders will be meeting on friday to start we help ins, earnest. >> back to a shooting that has a howard county community. the searches operas suspect who a well-knownot restaurant mana
business owners. next week, their first post election negotiations. >> local relief efforts in the wake of super storm sandy have intensified tonight ten days after sandy hit. a fairfax county group is trying to keep the -- help fill the needs of millions in new york and new jersey. live in mcclain loo more on this mission of mercy. >> i can tell you these trucks have been sitting here because of the nor easter that we saw but the goal is to get the contents delivered tomorrow so that these folks can get them sometime saturday, sunday. >> so many that three moving trucks packed with donations are parked waiting to be delivered. >> we now have filled two trucks like that and this is the end of the third. everything as you can see from fairly new baby gear and tons of clothing, warm coats new blankets new sweat shirts. >> jennifer is one of the moms who started the donation drive earlier this week. a semi-filled with much needed relief left wednesday for new jersey. the snow kept the driver from returning to get the rest. once again, the community c
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humanized in that way. with the weight off, election over, had a time, it hit him. thanking the room full of happy supporters. interesting moment. >> he reflected on early days as community organizer in chicago what the experience taught him, team of staffers and organizers, are so much better than i was in so many ways. such a young age. >> he is grateful and it showed. >>> moving on now, as the president tries to avert the looming fiscal cliff that we have talked so much about, house speaker john boehner was quick to express willingness to compromise, get the job done. boehner sat down for an exclusive interview with abc's diane sawyer. he said he is willing to listen to the president's proposals even if they clash with gop principles. but he was adamant that raising taxes is not an option. >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong prescription given where our economy is. >> is it on the table to talk about? >> i made clear. >> wealthier americans pitch in here. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable. and frankly it couldn't even pass the house. putting increase revenues on t
of the 2012 presidential election has been finalized. it shows that the president did win florida over mitt romney, a 50% to 49%. that gives some 332 electoral votes to romney felt 206. -- romney's 206. >> two women were assaulted and robbed not only of their phones, but also of their coats. people living in this neighborhood said they had no idea about this. >> they did not know until our news crew showed up on the street asking questions. and this was a very violent assault. they never flashed a weapon, but they threatened to shoot the women if they did not cooperate. >> it is 48 st. nw, just before 1:00 saturday morning. two women were walking down the street when two vehicles rolled up alongside the. both women were sexually assaulted, then robbed of their coats and cell phone as. >> you know, my neighborhood is real cool, you know? the neighbors get along. everybody is real cool. >> it is stunning news in what neighbors say is as a community not far from the metro. there are children, teenagers and women who walk home at night. >> i am scared. i am concerned about the whole situation.
. i am martha reporitng. >> paul ryan speaking about the results of the election. he says he was optimistic until the end. court's we thought we had a very good chance of winning. the polling and the data and all of the smart people who watch this stuff, they had a pretty optimistic view on the night. and so going into boston that day, we felt like we had a good chance of winning. as you can imagine, it was a shock when we did not. >> he says president obama won a fair and square pieces the president deserves praise for a fantastic ground game. >> not checking news around the nation, three book killed when a small plane heading to a safety conference crashed right into this mississippi homes. officials in the single engine plant had just taken off when it started having problems and it crashed. all three victims were on the plan, authorities a resident was able to escape with just minor injuries. at this point, no word on what exactly brought down the plane veered across a texas woman prisoner to life in prison after being convicted in connection with a deadly fire at her hom
. >> in his first post-election comments, president barack obama is expected to talk about the issue at hand, the economy. he says he is looking for a bipartisan solution to the fiscal challenges. >> i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties. to meet the challenges we can only solve together. reducing the deficit, reforming the tax code. >> fears of privy fiscal cliffs are growing. both sides are hoping to avoid another recession. at this point it does not seem they are on the same page on raising the issue. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable. >> democrats think the president has a mandate to raise taxes on families making more than $250,000 a year. >> there was a message sent to us by the american people based on the campaign. people making all this money need to contribute a little bit more. >> one of the big issues we are hearing, and a new congressional budget office report issued yesterday, it says if congress fails to act that the economy could shrink by about half of a percent. unemployment could go back up to 9%. the president expected to speak a
the election? and why didn't they alert relevant members of congress at all? officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer which is illegal but the fbi does not currently believe that any of it came from petraeus and so far no charges have been filed against her. she has gone into hiding with her husband and sons, age 4 and 6. shades on her family charlotte home are drawn. a poignant note etched in chalk on their driveway, dad loves mom. for his part, petraeus has reached out to old friends who say he is devastated. >> what's the first thing he said? >> he apologized. he said that he felt that he had let the team down. and that he obviously wanted to make it -- to pull his family together and to try to recover from this. >> reporte >> reporter: a long way from 2007 in iraq when he talked about the burdens of being the man then considered the nation's most trusted general. >> the job is so consuming. it is something that takes every waking minute of every day. >> reporter: either way, those duties took him away from his wife and family for the majority of the last decade
an extraordinary career. >> reporter: but the real takeaway from the white house today? there's nothing like a re-election to give the president a jolt of confidence. >> i've got a mandate to help middle class families and families that are working hard to try to get in the middle class. that's my mandate. >> reporter: gone was the lackluster stumbling obama of the first debate in denver. >> well, ah, ah, ah. >> reporter: and gone, too, was the grimly determined campaigner of the final stretch. >> the status quo in washington has fought us every step of the way. >> reporter: the 44th president today was ready to rumble. you heard and saw it most emphatically when he leapt to the defense on susan rice, the u.n. ambassador. >> what this began has was a spontaneous, not a premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo. cairo, as you know, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated. >> reporter: rice is now a leading candidate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. top republicans led by senators john mccain and lindsey grah
house about petraeus' affair with his biographer, paula broadwell, until the day after the election, even though agents knew about it a month earlier. fbi director, robert muller, went to capitol hill wednesday, to defend the bureau's handling of the case. at the same time, the president saying he has full confidence in the fbi but is waiting for a full explanation. >> i am withholding judgment. >> reporter: even as fbi agents continue to investigate the classified documents found in the computer of petraeus' mistremi mistre mistress, the president said he had no evidence of a security lapse. >> i have no evidence, that i have seen. >> reporter: but the department of defense has revoked the security clearance held by paul dark last night. >> sir, abc news? >> reporter: adding another bit of spice to the soap opera in tampa, reports that humphries sent a pic of himself shirtless to jill kelley. attorney said it was a joke between friends. he was pretending to be a fourth dummy, his lawyer says. and that he had no romantic connection with jill kelley, george. >>> let's get from abc's
are questioning the timing of this, coming just days after the election, if the fbi had been investigating the situation for months, how is it the white house and congress were both left in the dark? >> reporter: peter king one of those raising questions. no response directly from the white house yet. intelligence committee, investigators for the intelligence community will say, listen, this wasn't a matter of national security. what they found was really a personnel issue. >> all right, i have a feeling that this story is far from over. david, thank you so much. dan? >>> this scandal has derailed two promising careers. paula broadwell is a lifelong overachiever, she graduated from harvard, wrote a best-selling book, homecoming queen, a triathlete and mother of two. >> reporter: i spoke to friends and colleagues who knew paula broadwell. the picture emerges is someone who devoted to philanthropy. they called her the star of her generation at west point. >> technology can't solve all of the problems. >> reporter: she was featured in a documentary about weapons system. while she's know for h
elect is in town for the beginning of orientation sessions. the focus for the current congress is fiscal uncertainty. other big issues are avoiding the the defense cuts set to be triggered at the beginning of the year and extending the farm bill. first of the agenda and the senate, a closed door hearing on the attack that killed chris stevens. lawmakers want to know more about what led to the september 11 attack on the united states consulate in libya and what the obama administration in new and when. three other americans also died in that attack. blacks after a dreary start the day, we are starting to see some light. far from warm outside. jacqui jeras here with a first look at our forecast. >> it looks good but it feels called. that as a point to be the store the next couple of days. we had quite a bit of rain and now we have some breaks in the cloudiness. you can see some clouds over looking arlington at this hour. we should seek more sunshine later this hour. a few showers still lingering down there in calvert county as well as along the delmarva. about a half of an inch at reagan n
carolina. does barack obama now have a mandate? >> i don't think so because they also re-elected the house republicans. whether people intended or not, we have divided government. >> reporter: but there was one issue that the president campaigned on, it was raising taxes on the wealthy. every, single speech he gave. doesn't he have a mandate there? the top earners? >> well, seeing them pay more of their fair share as the president put it. >> you can do that through loopholes without compromising growth. but what we have learned, history and economics, is that you keep raising tax rates on job creators, it will cost us jobs. >> reporter: could you see yourself supporting a plan that raises tax rates? >> i don't want to raise taxes. >> reporter: you don't support it? >> i don't support raising tax rates. >> reporter: ryan talked to us about how the family took the loss. beginning with his 78-year-old mother. what did your mom tell you after the loss? >> she was proud of me. >> reporter: she was a celebrity on the campaign trail. >> betty. she was proud of me. she gave me a hug and a kiss. >>
: top in,000 tell jens officials were not informed until election day. the president was told the day after. >> the president should have been told about it. >> reporter: the former fbi agent said the bureau followed protocol. >> the initial come planet was harassment, it possibly could have gone to e-mail hacking. but there was no substantive in,000 fi information this has anything to do with security. >> reporter: administration officials say timing of the di closure had nothing to do with politics. congress is vowing to investigate. pierre,000 thomas, abc news, washington. >>> wow, number one, you hope there is no threat to national security. that's what makes this is a news story besides the details. two we have seen this scandal, powerful man, in trouble for stepping outside the marriage. have to feel bad for his wife, the public humiliation. married, 38 years. >> one of the things interesting, paula bradwell has a military background. a major in the armed services. >> they had thing thousands in common. >> she knew better. >> everyone knows better. we are all grown folks here. t
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